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GM4RIV is the call sign of the Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club

Neil Thomson, MM0NEO

With deep regret we must inform you that Neil died in hospital this morning.

Our deepest condolences to Tracey and family. Let us all remember a fine man and a good friend.

1st September 2017

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WACRAL General Secretary G0PPQ

WACRAL is the World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners. Peter Jackson G0PPQ is the General Secratary of WACRAL and is visiting the area for a few days. He is monitoring GB3DG so if you hear GM0PPQ/M please give Peter a call.

2m 'Fox Hunt' (Direction Finding)
This coming Thursday, 31 August

Find the hidden transmitter! GS4RIV/P will be somewhere in the Stranraer area... but where?

GS4RIV/P will make short transmissions every 15 minutes. Your mission is to take bearings on his signals and track him down.

To join in, all you need is a car, a driver, a 2m FM radio with an S-meter, a small 2m beam to find the direction of strongest signals, a compass and the 1:50,000 OS map. And a bit of skill...

All start from outside the clubroom. The first transmission will be at 7.30pm and then every 15 minutes thereafter.

Frequency: 144.775MHz. Mode: FM. Polarization: vertical.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club will be held at the clubroom (Aird Unit, London Road, Stranraer) on Thursday 21 September 2017, starting at 7.30pm.

Followup postings will give more details, but please mark your calendar now.

October and November

What amateur radio topics would you like to find out more about? Please let us know.

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Just a few of the Club's activities

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Welcome to the
Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club

Despite our name, we actually cover the whole of Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland and also have members in Ayrshire, the USA and Italy. 


The club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). Amateur radio is one of the world's most popular hobbies with more than 50,000 active amateur radio enthusiasts, also known as ‘hams,’ in Britain alone.


Our club, which meets every Thursday, is based at Stranraer Academy’s Aird Unit which is accessed from either the A75 or Cairnport Road. Our membership currently stands at around 60 and many of our members make a 150 mile round trip to our meetings. We aim to have a guest speaker or video presentation on the third Thursday of the month and we run Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced licence classes for anyone who is interested in amateur radio. 


We also operate several Special Event Stations every year. The Club often operates in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET. 


If you are interested in amateur radio and would like more information or would like to join us, click here to contact us. You will be made very welcome.


The Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club attends events throughout the region
The Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club attends events throughout the region
Members of the Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club
Climbing the tower at the Cambret Hill repeater station in Dumfries and Galloway
Members of the Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club

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